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Old 07-20-2014, 08:45 PM
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I've finally decided to get my 23T project on the road. I started this in Aug of 2001. I didn't have the money, tools, or skills to build it quickly. Every couple years I get it out and do some work on it. My church is having a car show the day before my 40th birthday. They asked me to bring some cars. I can't think of anything I'd rather have for my birthday than to have this car on the road. I have until Sep 13th. It won't be painted. Just driving. Some of the first welds I ever made were on this. I plan to drive it a bit to see which ones break before I paint anything. Here's the to do list.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:48 PM
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First thing to do is dig it out.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:53 PM
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Most of the junk is out of the way.
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One of the coolest modified T's I have seen. The quad turbos and headers are out of this world and really make the car. The chopped top is cool too and something you rarely see on an open car.

Do you have any good pictures you could post?
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:59 PM
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The bolt holding the quarter elliptic in place had failed. We removed the spring from the frame rail to inspect the damage. I replaced the bolt and nut with grade 8 pieces but may have to step up the size when we get it on the road.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:03 PM
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The Jag with all the junk we had to move behind it.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:13 PM
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It just doesn't look quite as evil without the motor. I've really let my not running to running ratio get way out of hand. Five don't run. Four do. Three of the five could run and drive over a very busy weekend. The motor for the T runs but it's not in the car.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:29 PM
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Everything is back in. Barely. I really would like to have a bigger garage. I put it on this cart I have that's made for moving and unwinding spools. We'll see how it works. The next thing to do is take the motor off the dyno in my shed so I can mount the scavenge pump for the lower turbos. I could get about half a mile before it would start dumping oil out of them before. It would idle fine but as soon as I'd start driving the pump I had before couldn't keep up. I also want to decide if I'm going to do one or two four barrel throttle bodies in a plexi windowed box. One is more than enough but they look really good in pairs. I also want to plumb the turbos and buy intercoolers. If you look at my list in the first post, there really aren't a lot of things that I actually need to do to drive it.
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One of the coolest modified T's I have seen. The quad turbos and headers are out of this world and really make the car. The chopped top is cool too and something you rarely see on an open car.

Do you have any good pictures you could post?
Thanks 64. Pics will be forthcoming as long as I don't get distracted by another project. Here's an old video of the first time I fired it. The intake belongs to my Chevelle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqui...8-1_q7MPVXbxZm


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Yeah, I dig it!

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One day in and something else is demanding attention. It's completely right foot inflicted but I lost a piston, ring or both in my daily driven turbo 302 Ranger. I took a break this evening to find the horrendous leak in my '59 Apache. I'll be driving it for a while.

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Well i am glad you pulled this out to work on!! That ride is Bit%%ing!! And with the turbo's it is timeless & up to date at the same time.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:36 PM
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Tuesday evening I went out to the shed to pull the motor off the dyno and found another 454 I forgot I had buried in the corner. I cleaned it up tonight and set it in the car.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:29 AM
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I tested my turbo scavenge pump last night and started mocking everything up so I can find a place to mount the pump.
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:10 PM
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Wicked looking T.

Not sure how tall a fella you are but coming from one T roadster owner to another.... can you actually sit in the car and drive it with the roof on?
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